Second Circuit rules cosmetology students are not employees

In 2015, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions control in New York) addressed whether temporary interns at Fox studios were employees. In Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., the appeals court used a new test looking at who "primarily benefited" from the work relationship. It recently issued another decision in which it addressed whether cosmetology students at a for-profit school, who provide services to customers, were employees who should be paid for the work performed or were student-interns who need not be paid.

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